some emergent markets

free thinkers II! by jhuang
July 21, 2010, 10:16 am
Filed under: Paris | Tags: , , ,

As a follow up to my previous post, the Batignolles organic market in the 17th arrondissemont was another one of 3 roving organic markets in Paris. Most of these vendors were the same as the ones at the Raspail organic market, but it was interesting to see how the vendors changed or adapted to the given physical situation. There was more space available so the vendors were more bold with their displays.

Some displays spanned across parts of back-to-back rows of canopy to create something like this:


Others extended into the street with their own equipment…


…and created spaces like this one:


Some even turned their stands 90 degrees from the canopy orientation to form horseshoe ends.


The result was a market that’s more interesting and conducive to wandering [the selection also contributed to this aspect].  The paths created here were the closest I’ve seen to a web or network.


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